Lewis Moon Posted December 26, 2011 Report Share Posted December 26, 2011 Our new foster has a paralyzed tail. At first we thought she was just holding it tight between her legs, but after observing it flop around, seeing her sit on it at weird angles and seeing her unable to lift it when she voids, we're pretty convinced. This wasn't much of an issue until a food change gave her the Hershey Squirts and she proceeded with an impromptu house painting. Now she's in her crate and is leaking a bit. I've read where some wolves have a spinal anomaly that causes paralysis of the tail, etc. I also knew a Japanese bobtail cat that didn't have control of her sphincter. Is there a diet that would lead to a more solid stool? Also, I want to ask about tail docking. I absolutely HATE doing these types of elective mutilations, but having her carry around feces on her tail isn't healthy for anyone; cats, dogs or us. We watch her when she goes out, but we can't be ever vigilant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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